Reigning Meath and District League champions Woodview Celtic have named Gavin McKeever and Wayne Conroy as joint managers for the 2014/2015 season.
Both former players, McKeever spent a number of years as first-team manager and led Woodview to the treble in 2012. He became assistant manager to Raymond Trimble prior to the 2013 season with the duo taking Woodview to the title and Kilmessan Shield final last time out.
Conroy makes the step up to the first team after five trophy laden years as manager of the reserve team. During his tenure Woodview Reserves won two Premier Reserve titles, a C Reserve and an A Reserve title, two Reserve Cups and a Gerry Reilly Cup.
He is now hoping to keep that run going at senior level.
“I’m delighted to get the chance to manage the first-team alongside Gavin,” said Conroy.
“I’ve always wanted it, ever since I won the C Reserve title a few years ago. We will be doing everything equally and we’re really looking forward to it.”
According to Conroy, one of the new management’s priorities will be a good run in a provincial or national competition.
“We have both decided that we will be putting in a big effort to do well in the Leinster Junior Cup and the FAI Junior Cup. A lot of our lads are in their thirties and haven’t got much time left to do well in one of those competitions. We didn’t enter any of them last year but we will be looking to get a good run this season.”
Conroy’s brother Paul will take over the club’s reserve team. ‘Molly’ was Woodview’s 3rd team manager last season and narrowly missed out on winning the MDL C Reserve Division. It is unlikely that Woodview will enter a 3rd team next season.